Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate Wraps Up Final Round

King Golf featured two top-10 finishes between its men's and women's program with the completion of Tuesday's final round. Richard Powell finished tied for fifth while Elizabeth Swallow finished 10th overall.

BRISTOL, Tenn. – After the final day of the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate wrapped up on Tuesday, King Men's and Women's Golf turned in two top-10 individual finishes. The men's team, led by Richard Powell, finished sixth overall while the women's team, led by Elizabeth Swallow, finished seventh overall. King competed in a field of 15 teams on each side at the Sea Trails Golf Club in a tournament co-hosted by Lenior-Rhyne University and Lincoln Memorial University.


Men's results (PDF)

Women's results (PDF)


Senior Richard Scott (Hixson, Tenn.) led the Tornado men's team, completing his final 18 holes and beating his first round score by one stroke. He finished tied for fifth overall individually with a two-round score of 139 (70-69) for the top King score of the tournament. Powell finished with the second-best par-4 score (-1) and was one of seven players to register eight birdies amongst a field of 80.

Teammate Taylor Gouge (Elizabethton, Tenn./Elizabethton H.S.) joined Powell as one of those seven players with eight converted birdies en route to finishing tied for 17th overall. The sophomore turned in a 71-72-143 scorecard.

Sophomore Ross Maietta (Bexley, England) turned in his best tournament score as a Tornado with a two-day score of 144 (70-74). He was one of three King players to finish inside the top 25 in the tournament.

Freshman Sam Hobday (Kingdom of Bahrain) had an eight-stroke turnaround, improving from his first round score with a round of 73 on Tuesday. He and John Scott finished in a tie for 60th overall with matching 154 scores.

King (283-288-571) dropped three places from their first day finish and completed the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate in sixth place. The top six teams inside a 15-team field finished tightly, as King was just eight strokes behind tournament champion Mount Olive College (563).

The Tornado was only one shot off pace from Belmont Abbey and cohost Lincoln Memorial for a share of fourth place while Wingate University turned in a second round six shots better than their first round 287 to sneak into the top three. Mount Olive held off Conference Carolinas foe Barton College to earn a three-stroke tournament win while the Bulldog's Daniel Claytor won the individual title with a 137 (68-69) score.

The Lady Tornado held on to their seventh place position from their first round finish, turning in a team score of 648 (320-328) after 36 holes.

Freshman Elizabeth Swallow (Berkshire, England) continued to lead King and finished 10th overall with a second-round 78 to go along with her 75 from day one. Swallow completed the tournament with an overall 153 score to finish the tournament nine-over par.

Cortnee Young (Cleveland, Tenn.) finished second on the team with an overall 162 (80-82), placing her in a tie for 27th, individually. Anna Walker nearly matched her first round score with an 83 to bring her to a tournament score of 165 (82-83).

Kirby Jones (83-85-168) and Esther Gandarias (83-89-172) rounded out the King Lady Tornado scorecard for the tournament.

Catawba College tied with King for seventh position after posted back-to-back rounds of 324 for a combined 648. Saint Leo University (291-301-592) took home the team tournament title while Tusculum's Jillian Corum won the individual crown.

The men's and women's team both return to Bristol to host their lone home tournament, the King College Invitational on Oct. 7-8. The tournament will be held at the Bristol Country Club.

 
Men's scores        

6

King (M)

 

283

288

571

t-5

Richard Powell

 

70

69

139

t-17

Taylor Gouge

 

71

72

143

t-22

Ross Maietta

 

70

74

144

t-60

Sam Hobday

 

81

73

154

t-60

John Scott

 

72

82

154

 
Women's scores        

t-7

King (W)

 

320

328

648

10

Elizabeth Swallow

 

75

78

153

t-27

Cortnee Young

 

80

82

162

t-35

Anna Walker

 

82

83

165

t-45

Kerby Jones

 

83

85

168

55

Esther Gandarias

 

83

89

172